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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

122                                  FLOKA INDICA.                         [dnwacea.
duriculatis, alabastris elongato-triquetris, carpellis glabris ovoideis.—
Uvaria prismatica, Wall. Cat: 6455 !
HAB. In Malaya ad Penang, Wall! Malacca, Cuming, 2344! Sin-
gapur, WaH.!~~z-(v. $.)
Frxtex scandens, ramis validis rugosis nigricantibns. 'EamuH glabri; partes no-
vella fulvo-puberulaj. Folia 5-9 poll, longa, 2^-4 poll, lata, petiolo f-pollicari;
inferiora in ramulo ssepe abbreviata, 2-| poll, tantum longa. PeduncuH petiolo paullo
breviores, validi, infra medium bracteis pluribns sqnamtcformibus cito deciduis tecti,
superne nndi. Sepaja in cyathum late campanulatum obscnre trilobum demnra
explanation vix $ poll, diametro coalita, extns tomentosnla, in fractu persistentia.
Petala exteriora elongato-subulata, extus fulvo-incana, intns cinerea, basi concava,
snperne plana triquetra, ultra- pollices 2 longa; interiora %-% poll, longa, pvata, acuta,
vix pnberala, intns coneava, apice tanlum triquetra. Stamina elongato-linearia, con-
nectivi prdcessu brevi ex ovali subgloboso apiculata. Ooaria, strigosa, multiovulata.
Garpella (in speeimine nno visa) 4-5, sesquipollicaria, ovoidea, utrinque obtusa,
glabra, granulosa, nigricantia, antice costata, costa superne evidentiore. Semina '
biserialia, septis celiulosis separata, compressa, Isevia, colore helvolo, hilo terminali
maximo.
This fine species deviates somewhat from the ordinary form of the genus, in the
less-divided calyx, the elongated flower, and the great excess of size of the outer
petals. The stamina! process, too, is shorter than it generally is in the genus, but
stall sufficiently distinct, and in all other characters it quite agrees with the other
species.
Sect. g. KENTIA, BL in J7. Java, Anon. p. 71. (Polyalthise sectfa.)
—Petala exteriora margiuibus valde incrassatis latissimis, in-
fra medium tantum excavata. Ovaria glabra, pellucido-glandu-
losa. Ovula numerosa vel defmita, Semina scrobiculata.
13. M. elegans (H.t et T.); foliis oblongo-lanceolatis in acumen
gracile obtusum angustatis mucronatis basi plerumque rotundatis rigide
coriaceis subtus adprease fulvo-piibescentibuss pedunculis axillaribus
solitariis petiolum paullo superantibus, floribus parvis, carpellis parvis
subglobosis glabris pedicello sequilongo suffultis.—Uvaria elegans, Wall.
Cat. 6474 A! (non B).
HAB. Malaya ad Penang, Wall.!—(v. $.)
Tfrutex scandens, ramosissinms. Ramuti graciles, flexnosi, rugulosi, nigricantes,
punctis callosis flavidis conspersi, glabri (jwuores pubendi); gemmie fusco-sericero.
Folia longiuscule petiolata, 3-4 poll, longa, 1-H lata, petiolo £-poll., subtus pallido,
in sicco flavescentia, supra pube rara sparsa sub lente tantum conspicua tecta. JPe-
dunculi graciles, puberuli, bractcolis 2-3 minutts squamscformibus prope basin mu-
uiti. Mabastri ovato-triquetri, fusco-sericei. Sepata minuta, ovata, basi eohseren-
tia, in fructu persistentia. Petcrfa exteriora ^-pollicnria, ovata, obtusa, extus fulvo-
sericea, intus cinereo-incana, basi excavata, vubra, lin«a longitudinal! elevata notata,
marginibus superne latis planis; interiora pins quam dimidio minora, ovata, crassa,
extus" convexo-carinato, incana, iutns basi profunde concava, circa margined supe-
riorem excavationis longe pilosa, superne triquetra, a medio ad apicem incana. Sta-
mina processu connectivi brevi crasso ovali apiculata. Ovaria glabra, oblonga, pel-
Incide glandnlosa, stylo oblongo brevi. Ovula in axi 8-10, biserialia, in pfipo ni-
dnlantia. Carpella % poll, longa, late ovoidea, granulosa. Semina 2-6, compressa,
obovata, atro-fusca, nitida, biserialia, septis celiulosis separata, scrobiculata.
This elegant little species resembles so closely in general appearance M. Kentti
(PolyaltJiM Kentii, BL), that we had without hesitation referred it to that species, '
till the examination of the flower showed remarkable differences.   The petals ore dif-